Effective aeration for
managing golf reservoirs,
ponds and lakes
Aeration for healthy
lakes and ponds that
visitors will love
Experts in water aeration
Water quality is a critical factor in the successful management of any golf course, park, commercial or residential property. Poorly managed water will have a negative impact on the quality of the environment, irrigation systems, turf and the aesthetic value of the landscape. And this is where Otterbine steps in, delivering you a solution for improving water quality and adding beauty as well as function to your lake, pond or reservoir.
For almost 40 years Otterbine has led the market bringing high quality aeration systems, aerating fountains and underwater lighting to its customers. Rigorous performance and safety testing ensures delivery of high quality, efficient and reliable products to market, which are supported with the strongest, most inclusive warranties.
Surface systems provide the best aeration and vertical circulation in lakes less than 15ft deep. Mixing surface and bottom waters, they break-up the thermal stratification, while creating convection patterns that break-up mats and clumps of algae and discourage mosquitos from breeding.
Horizontal aspirators are ideal for lakes ranging from three to 12ft in depth that will benefit from a strong directional flow. By creating artificial currents in irregular shaped lakes, these aspirators break up algae mats in stagnant waters and are chosen when no spray pattern is desired.
Onshore air compressors pump air to diffuser manifolds at the bottom of a pond or lake. Most effective in waters 15ft or deeper, they also work in waters as shallow as 4ft. Generally, any bottom diffuser loses roughly half of its aeration capacity for every 3ft increment of depth shallower than 15ft.
Keeping on top of your lakes
Increase your understanding of the problems that lead to water quality issues.
That way you’ll be better able to develop a balanced management and prevention programme for your lakes and ponds. Read up on the key symptoms to look out for here or book a specialist to inspect your lake or pond.
1. Toxicity of water
Public health risk from foul water containing faecal coliform and blue/algae. Once reported, lake can be quickly closed to the public.
Caused by anaerobic bacteria, which, because they contain no dissolved oxygen, produce methane and hydrogen sulphide.
3. Decline in attractiveness and visitors
People like water features, when they stay away from yours it means you have a problem.
4. Decrease in wildlife
A healthy well-maintained lake will attract wild fowl and add to the beauty of the scene.
5. Dead fish
Ugly and off-putting to visitors. A well-managed lake can expect increasing fish populations and associated wildlife, with very few dead fish.
6. Chemical treatments
Reversing the decline and clearing up is costly. Prevention costs much less and frees your budget for other things.
7. Bugs and mosquito larvae
People don't like too many bugs! Insect infestation is dramatically reduced when a lake is well balanced and properly aerated.
We have used Otterbines on all our courses for many years and we’re very happy with the product, quality of workmanship and after-sales care.
Kevin Boxall, Estates manager, Eagle Resorts
The water quality has vastly improved. Gone is the problem of stagnating and smelling water.
Lewis Mattholie, Deputy Greenkeeper, Brickendon Grange Golf Club
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